Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Garden Tour

 Hello everyone,
        Since the garden is changing daily I thought I would show you what is happening now. I love the plant combo above of magnificum geranium, lady's mantle(the lacy yellow blooms just starting) and the Nymph peony-a single peony.
 Roses,iris and lady's mantle on the left with a Preston lilac on the right.The peonies have just started to bloom in this bed since I took this pic a couple of days ago.Peonies,roses and lilacs are three of my favorite plants.The old blue cast iron stove was a roadside find that I painted blue for a nice pop of color.
 This is an unnamed peony that was also given to me by my Dad many years ago.
 A pot of annuals sitting in the birdbath gives another pop of color here.
 This is a siberian iris-Butter And Sugar.
 This is a shrub that I have had for several years and this is the first year it put on such a show and the bees love it. I forget the name of it-does anyone know?
 Pink Hawaiian Coral Peony-a semi double. I love the color.
 Our Josephine clematis is putting on a great show this year.
 The Therese Bugnet rose is growing over the arbor.
 Purple lupins, a Wine and roses Weigelia and a Spirea- Thor I think.
 A soft pink peony.
 Columbine-or Grannies Bonnet behind the angel.
 Love this dark red peony too.
 Miss Canada lilac.
 I have divided and moved this beautiful showy Magnificum geranium all around the garden.It is a hardy easy care plant.
 More peonies.
 Lady's mantle and a peony.
 This is another peony Scarlett O'Hara -past, present and future(the bud).
You can see I love this color combo as it shows up in different parts of the garden.

Next week I will show you some different parts of the garden. since we garden on over 2 acres of land it takes me awhile to get around.

I am joining My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

Enjoy your weekend!



Anonymous said...

Oh Carolyn I always enjoy my strolls through your gardens!! I would love to know the name of the bush also if you find out. I have bees and am always trying to find more plants for them!

It has been a very dry and windy season for us and my gardens just seem to be barely hanging on lately. A town nearby has just put on complete water restrictions- no outside watering at all. I do hope we don't come to that here.

bee blessed

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Beautiful! Everything looks so healthy and green compared to my poor drought stricken garden.

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

You truly have the most beautiful gardens that I have ever seen! Always love seeing your gorgeous photos :)

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


What a garden, whew - gorgeous!

Deanna said...

Carolyn, So gorgeous!
A pleasure to see,

Pondside said...

Truly, there are no words.
Simpy beautiful.

Susy said...

Simply magnificent ~ so grateful you share this treasure.

Bonjade said...

Like a dream world your garden is.
How I enjoyed this visit.

Fine weekend

Merlesworld said...

You have a beautiful garden.

Rosemary said...

I found your beautiful garden through Flowers & Home. I believe the charming shrub with the pretty pink bells is Enkianthus Campanulatus.

Carolyn said...

Thank you Rosemary- that is the name of it.

Thank you all for your kind words.

Take care,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! Thanks for giving us a tour. : ) I don't know how you take care of it all. I do notice that you have plants planted fairly close together and I have always heard that is a big help with keeping weeds down. Plus, it look so lush and full!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Carolyn your garden is so very beautiful!! Oh my goodness!!
Thank you for sharing with us:)

Susan said...

How enchanting to see your splendid blooms and walk with you through your garden. Oh, savor every second, Carolyn. I know the snows will come again in winter and cover everything in icy white but now, oh glorious, glorious! Thank you for sharing your little paradise on earth. Fabulous photos, too! Susan

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...


Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Gorgeous! I don't think I would ever want to leave.

Vigdis i Romerikshaven said...

Enjoyed the whole tour, and especially the yellow iris!

Rowan said...

If only my garden looked like yours! The roses are reluctant to open because it's so wet and cold and many of my plants are just lying about weighed down by the rainwater. It's lovely to look at your garden for a taste of what could be. I love alchemilla mollis, it's one of my favourite plants and is one thing that really does look good with the raindrops on its leaves:)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your garden takes my breath away. Absolutely beautiful!

June said...

Everything is GORGEOUS Carolyn!!! I love to see all your beautiful plants and to see the lovely beds.
I just wish I could see it in person.
hugs from here...

Charlotte said...

Wow! Your garden is full of blooms and it looks so beautiful!

Jenny H. said...

Thank you for posting the names of the plants - I've pinned many of them for my own garden idea book. Beautiful!

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